Systems Engineer
Cisco Systems - West Des Moines, IA

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Cisco seeks a Systems Engineer to partner with our Account Executives in a pre-sales technical role, showcasing Cisco product solutions-setting up demonstrations and explaining features and benefits to customers-and designing and configuring products to meet specific customer needs. Gain access to the broad palette of Cisco technologies and applications in a variety of vertical markets. In addition to technological aptitude and the ability to learn quickly and stay current, the ideal candidate's interpersonal, presentation and troubleshooting skills evoke passion and confidence.

Job Duties:
-Direct account and partner responsibilities for selected accounts in assigned territory.
-Keep up-to-date on relevant competitive solutions, products and services.
-Provide technical and sales support for accounts in assigned territory.
-Perform technical presentations for customers, partners and prospects.
-Assist with the development of formal sales plans and proposals for assigned opportunities.
-Actively participate as a specialist on assigned Virtual Team and provides consultative support in their area of specialization to other Systems Engineers.
-Must identify area of specialization.

Required Skills:
-7+ years-related experience.
-Cisco product experience or relevant experience in key competitor offerings in technology area of emphasis required.
-Architectural positioning experienced required.
-Pre-Sales experience required.
-Typically requires BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent.
-CCIE certification highly desirable and/or preferred.

-In-depth knowledge of baseline SE skills and in-depth knowledge in at least one area of specialization: Collaboration, DC Virtulization and or Borderless Networks.
-Knowledge of relevant solutions sets, product line specifications, performance criteria and applications.
-Competitive knowledge (in candidate's area of specialization) including solution, technology and product offerings.
-Understanding and conversant about company, competitors, technologies, solutions, product strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
-Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
-Ability to work effectively, add value as a team member.
-Demonstrated technical knowledge and consultative skills.

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